WhatsApp

WhatsApp gets a colorful update to its text statuses feature

WhatsApp today announced a new form of status update — this time with colorful text and backgrounds. Now, when users have a text update to share, they have the option of doing so with a bright background or font.<p>According to a spokesperson:<p>Now you never have to worry about getting the word out to …

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WhatsApp adds colorful text status updates, just like Facebook

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Facebook Makes Messaging More Colorful In WhatsApp

As part of its full-frontal assault on Snap, Facebook is making it more fun to send and receive messages via WhatsApp. When sending out Status …

Facebook

WhatsApp borrows Facebook's colorful status updates

Now you can switch your WhatsApp status update to suit your mood. You can stitch photos and videos together to make it look like Snapchat -- or you can make it look more like its parent company's status updates. The chat application has updated its iOS and Android versions, giving it the ability to …

Technology (India)

WhatsApp messages are encrypted end-to-end, but user data may still be vulnerable. Here’s how

WhatsApp introduced end-to-end encryption to its messaging service last year in tandem with policies adopted by its parent company Facebook. …

Encryption

WhatsApp adds colorful text-only updates to Status

WhatsApp's Snapchat Stories clone is getting a new text-only feature.<p>Now, instead of just photos and videos, you can update your WhatsApp Status with colorful, meme-like text posts.<p>The feature, which is rolling out now, is a lot like Facebook's colorful status updates: write a snippet of text, pick …

Messaging

‘An element of respect was lost when texting became available’

Lucy Corrynews.com.au<p><b>WHEN her sister died suddenly in June, the last thing Casey Scanlon wanted was a series of sympathetic phone calls. Instead, her</b> …

Australian News

WhatsApp: Why you’d think twice becoming admin

Just as media organisations are responsible for what is carried on their platforms, so are admins.

Censorship

New update to all WhatsApp users

Whatsapp initiatives have been launched to make the cash transfer app available very soon. The unified payments interface (UPI) seems to be busy …

Reserve Bank of India

When Her Mom Was Rushed To The E.R., One App Made All The Difference

"It's not just a tool for socializing, but rather a tool to help me manage life."<p>Twenty years ago, Cecilia Mena-Reyes moved to Atlanta, Georgia from …

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WhatsApp set to launch HUGE new feature that could cost you a lot of money

WhatsApp looks set to introduce a new feature that would allow users to send money to each other across the messaging app.<p>The Facebook-owned company …

Messaging

Facebook: Impressed With Impressions

FB posted $9.32 billion of revenue vs. expectations of $9.2 billion.<p>EPS were $1.32 vs. estimates of $1.13.<p>They have increased their cost per ad …

Business

WhatsApp to add payments in messaging app

WhatsApp is preparing to introduce payments to its messaging app, making it the latest service to let users transfer money to one another with a text.<p>A beta version of WhatsApp's next update revealed the service could soon support payments. Pictures emerged of a "Welcome to WhatsApp Payments" …

Reserve Bank of India

'He hasn't chatted with me since I deleted WhatsApp'

<b>I am writing with a concern that is seriously affecting my mental health. I had a certain liking towards a man twice my age. He was my teacher at a</b> …

Relationships

US Smartphone Users Have Little Love for Communication Apps

One of the primary drivers of app use is communication, but US smartphone users are less likely than their counterparts in Europe to use apps for …

Messaging

Photo filters coming to WhatsApp to make pictures look better

Photo filters are coming to the Android version of WhatsApp.<p>The messaging app has started testing a range of editing options, which are expected to …

Messaging

WhatsApp adds colourful status feature in its latest update

WhatsApp has rolled out a new update which lets users add colourful background to text status.<p>The functionality is similar to the one on Facebook, …

Messaging

AutoResponder for WhatsApp Lets You Create Auto Responses

WhatsApp is an incredibly popular messaging application and many have been wanting a way for them to program in auto responses. So XDA Member TK …

Mobile Development

WhatsApp Beta points out at upcoming Payments interface; to enable 'bank to bank transfer with UPI'

Popular multimedia messaging platform WhatsApp is working to bake Payment options inside the app. According to <b>a new report</b> by <i>WABetaInfo</i>, the latest …

Banking

WhatsApp UPI Payments now available for Android beta users

WhatsApp is working on a payment feature in the app and now a WaBetaInfo tweet hints that the feature may not be too far from the reality. The beta …

Messaging

WhatsApp Beta v2.17.295 Shows Signs of WhatsApp Payments

WhatsApp is an incredibly popular messaging application around the globe. It was only last month when the company announced they had surpassed 1 …

Mobile Development

WhatsApp beta briefly tested then removed photo filters

Facebook's strategy lately seems to be to offer the same features (and copy Snapchat) on all its services and let users just choose where they want …

Technology

WhatsApp Payments will allow all users to send and receive money within the app

Of all the messaging services that are out there, WhatsApp remains one of the most functional and feature-rich. Its Android app received picture-in-picture support a little less than three weeks ago, and a week later got access to App Shortcuts. In the latest beta version for WhatsApp’s Android …

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Watch: How does WhatsApp make business sense by offering a free service?

The messaging app was bought by Facebook in 2014 for $19 billion.<p>by<p>Published Aug 09, 2017 · 09:00 am<p><i>We welcome your comments at letters@scroll.in.</i>

Messaging

WhatsApp’s ‘Status’ feature to change, again

Popular chatting platform WhatsApp, is about to get another major change. If reports are to be believed, then users will now be able to post status …

Technology (India)

WhatsApp brings Facebook's colourful backgrounds to its status section

After Facebook, Whatsapp will give its users a similar profile experience, where the user will be able to add texts to a colourful background.<p>A …

Facebook

Jio team in talk with WhatsApp engineers for toned down version of app for JioPhone

One of the biggest concerns raised by people after RIL Chairman Mukesh Ambani released the 4G JioPhone was that it did not support WhatsApp.<p>However, …

Technology (India)

Misleading social media messages entice Haitian asylum seekers to come to Canada

WhatsApp message, Youtube video making rounds erroneously reports Canada issued open invitation to Haitians<p>Many of the thousands of Haitian nationals …

Asylum Seekers

JioPhone to bring WhatsApp to feature phones

These days, you need to have WhatsApp installed in your smartphone for staying connected to the world. The messenger app has become an absolute …

Technology (India)

WhatsApp was the most downloaded app for Android last month — see all top 10

When it comes to screen real estate on Android devices, Facebook and its family of apps rule the roost. As seen in a chart from Statista, Facebook is far ahead of the competition in Android app downloads. The four most downloaded apps are all owned by Facebook. Combined, these Facebook apps racked …

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